There's a few things you need to do when you move out of your rental property, to make the process run as smoothly as possible, and ensure you get your bond back.
How to leave your rental property
Completing these steps when you move out of your rental property is the best way to get your bond return underway, get a great reference from your landlord or property manager and make sure you have a seamless moving day.
Leave no loose ends
Make sure all of your bills are up to date. Cancel services likes electricity, gas or phone, and redirect your mail.
If you're not sure whether anything is outstanding, contact your property manager - they can look into it for you.
Your rental property needs to look as good as it did when you first moved in.
Top Tip: Ask your property manager for the in-going inspection photos. This will refresh your memory on the property's original condition.
Clean the kitchen and bathrooms from top to bottom, giving the oven, toilet and sinks a thorough clean, as well as inside all of the cupboards. Clean light shades, windows, walls and ceilings and any other surfaces that you know may be more exposed to grime.
All of the floors should be mopped and sparkling. We recommend you get your carpets professionally cleaned, especially if you had pets living with you.
The outside of the house is just as important too. Mow the lawns, weed the garden, trim the hedges and sweep the paths. If you're not sure what your obligations are with the external cleaning, contact your property manager.
Remember, if you don't leave the house clean and tidy, you may be required to pay for some or all of the cost of bringing it up to the required standard.